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There are some updates on our website!!! (including mandatory new application form) (as of: May 8, 2024)The Central Road Traffic Authority reports that 3 weeks notice is again required for filming permit applications (as of April 18, 2024)Important note on the bird breeding season - restrictions on filming (as of April 18, 2024)Current information on the following green spaces: Hasenheide and Heinrich-von-Kleist-Park (as of December 19, 2023)Current report from the Steglitz Environmental and Nature Conservation Office (as of November 15, 2023)Report from the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district office (as of September 29, 2023)Current report from the Mitte district (as of September 25, 2023)Note from the Central Road Traffic Authority that all applications must be created according to RSA21 (as of August 8, 2023)In the Potsdam–Mittelmark district there is still a 4-week application lead time for filming/events (as of July 20, 2023)Report from the Berlin Forests (as of July 20, 2023)There are still no permits for filming in public green spaces in the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district - with the exception of street green spaces (as of summer 2023)Please note an application lead time of 3 weeks for the district of Mitte (as of March 21, 2023)Current information from the Central Road Traffic Authority: Application lead time is presently 3 weeks (as of October 18, 2022)Park at Gleisdreieck (as of August 12, 2022)Current delays in filming requests to Berlin's districts foresters (as of July 6, 2022)In future, a short-term fixed power supply can be obtained in Berlin from an authorized electrical service provider (as of June 22, 2022)For the time being filming in the block of flats in Burgemeisterstraße / Ordensmeisterstraße is not longer permitted (​​​​​​​as of May 13, 2022)

ATTENTION! Important information regarding drone ascents in Berlin and the surrounding area (as of june 6th, 2024)

Please note that due to security measures during the European Championships, drone flights are not permitted within a 55 km radius of Berlin on the following days:

  • 15. June 2024
  • 21. June 2024
  • 25. June 2024
  • 29. June 2024
  • 6. July 2024
  • 14. July 2024

The exact details of the flight restrictions and further information can be found on the official website: https://lubb.berlin-brandenburg.de/flugbeschraenkungsbereich-fussball-em-2024/

Please plan your drone operations accordingly to avoid any complications.


There are some updates on our website


The film office of the Central Road Traffic Authority reports that 3 weeks notice is again required for filming permit applications (as of April 18, 2024)

The film office points out that from May the lead times for filming permit applications will be increased again to 3 weeks. We ask that you take this into account. You will be informed once this changes again.

 


Important note on the bird breeding season - restrictions on filming (as of April 18, 2024)

Please note that the bird breeding season takes place from April to June. During this sensitive period, special requirements apply to filming in green spaces and protected areas. In particular, filming is only possible to a limited extent in bird sanctuaries, Natura 2000 areas, nature reserves (NSG) and landscape conservation areas (LSG), as well as in forests.

Important points:

Hedge and tree trimming: These activities are not permitted during the breeding season, or are only possible upon presentation of a corresponding report.

Application deadlines: For all approval processes in LSG and NSG, the application deadline is 4-6 weeks. Please plan ahead accordingly!

For detailed information on the protected areas and the application forms, please visit our website: useful tools.


Contact for inquiries about filming regarding EURO 2024 in Berlin (as of March 23, 2024)

The Senate Department for the Interior and Sport has set up a special department for
filming related to EURO 2024.
This provides advice to the productions and coordinates individual inquiries.

Inquiries (also from international productions) should be sent
by email to: pressestelle@remove-this.seninnsport.berlin.de.


Current information on the following green spaces: Hasenheide and Heinrich-von-Kleist-Park (as of December 19, 2023)

The following green spaces currently only have limited or no approval:
Heinrich-von-Kleist-Park, Schöneberg, behind the Chamber Court
Hasenheide, Neukölln
Reason: park renovation

 


Current report from the Steglitz-Zehlendorf Environmental and Nature Conservation Office (as of November 15, 2023)

In light of current events, we would like to point out that due to staff capacity, the lead time for applications at the Steglitz - Zehlendorf Environmental and Nature Conservation Office has increased to 4-6 weeks. This concerns conservation matters. Applications regarding pollution control are not affected by this.

 


Report from the Tempelhof-Schöneberg district office (as of September 29, 2023)

The engineering office of the district Tempelhof-Schöneberg is temporarily issuing a special use ban for the Monumentenstrasse and Crellestrasse areas. This will apply until the end of the year to ensure that the area recovers somewhat. Recurring motifs from serial productions that have already been filmed will be decided on a case-by-case basis based on effort.

 


Current report from the Mitte district (as of September 25, 2023)

A revised fee structure for film shoots in green areas comes into force with immediate effect.
The new fees for the use of green spaces are set as follows:

  • a) Areas up to 100 m²: €85.00
  • b) Areas over 100 m² up to 500 m²: €250.00
  • c) Areas over 500m²: base amount of €400.00 + €0.40 per additional m²

The fee rates apply for the calendar day that has begun.


Note from the Central Road Traffic Authority that all applications must be created according to RSA21 (as of August 8, 2023)

The Film Office reiterates that all incoming applications must be prepared in accordance with RSA21 and will also be approved and ordered in accordance with these guidelines. RSA95 no longer applies and applications should no longer be submitted on this basis. 


In the Potsdam–Mittelmark district there is still a 4-week application lead time for filming/events (as of July 20, 2023)

The processing of applications for filming/events in the district of Potsdam - Mittelmark is currently 4 weeks.

 


Report from the Berlin Forests (as of July 20, 2023)

Due to the acute risk of forest fires, all filming requests are examined by the Berlin Forestry Service on a case-by-case basis and, if necessary, a negative decision is made.

 


There are still no permits for filming in public green spaces in the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district - with the exception of street green spaces (as of summer 2023)

Due to personnel bottlenecks, the responsible road and green area office of the Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district still does not issue permits for filming in public green spaces - with the exception of street green spaces.

 


Please note application lead time of 3 weeks for the district of Mitte (as of march 21, 2023)

Due to personnel capacities, the district of Mitte has an application lead time of 3 weeks in terms of filming applications and for filming in green spaces.


Current information from the Central Road Traffic Authority: Application lead time is presently 3 weeks (as of October 18, 2022)

"Corona also hits the Senatsverwaltung für Umwelt, Mobilität, Verbraucher- & Klimaschutz. This unfortunately leads to a longer handling time of applications. The Film Office therefore asks you to consider a three-week application lead time." 

 


Park at Gleisdreieck (as of August 12, 2022)

From now on, Grün Berlin GmbH is once again the central contact point for filming permits in the Park am Gleisdreieck. Approvals will be issued again depending on the specific filming project.

 


For the time being filming in the block of flats in Burgemeisterstraße / Ordensmeisterstraße is no longer permitted (​​​​​​​as of May 13, 2022)

FYI: The Te-Damm property (block of flats) on Burgemeisterstraße / Ordensmeisterstraße is unfortunately no longer available for filming until further notice. The responsible district office refers, among other things, to the Misappropriation Act, which is why the property management decided to stop renting to production companies for the time being. We will keep you up to date on the subject. 
(Status: 05/13/2022)